The Cinema and Theatre Historical Society of Australia was formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1989

The Society’s aims are -

• To foster an interest in the architecture, history and heritage of cinemas and theatres in Australia.

• Record the history of cinemas and theatres in the form of books, magazines and audiovisual materials

• To maintain an archive collection of cinema related documents, photos, etc.

• Provide public access to the collection for the purpose of cinema research and related matters

• Seek to preserve theatre and cinema buildings and artefacts

• Organise events to facilitate inspections for documenting and photographing of cinema venues.

• Conduct regular meetings for members.

Our collection


Cinema and theatre memorabilia, books, plans, images, etc.

Themes: Shaping cultural and creative life